Hello everyone i would like to welcome you to my personal blog page if you or anyone you know has epilepsy or if you are remotely interested in the word epilepsy please feel free to blog and take a look i believe that the more people that know about epilepsy and any disability the more unified the world. Epilepsy: the disease that ruins raves we all think we have a pretty good idea of what it entails flashing lights cause you to flail about like a puppet in an earthquake, and that's about it, right rachel king has been living with epilepsy for ten years, so we figured we'd ask her what it's really like. 7) some persons with epilepsy may experience strange symptoms before a seizure, such as severe emotional changes, smelling strange odors that do not exist 8) risk for an epileptic seizure in people with epilepsy is increased due to pregnancy, infection, emotional stress, drinking alcohol, certain. As epilepsy can affect people in different ways, everyone 's experience of living with the condition is different but there are some general points that can there are several things you can do to help take your medicine anti-epileptic drugs (aeds) can be very effective in stopping or reducing the.
My personal and professional experience with epilepsy has given me many answers for many years i practiced as a certified biofeedback therapist, specializing in epilepsy and now i have returned to my first love — music i perform and record music from the harp. • brainstorms: epilepsy in our words: personal accounts of living with seizures in 68 stories from across the globe, people describe a wide range of different seizures, their individual experiences of seizures and epilepsy - their fear and confusion at the first diagnosis, the before and after of seizures. Epilepsy (ep-i-lep-see) is a condition of the nervous system characterized by recurrent seizures that temporarily affect a person's awareness, movements, or sensations epileptic seizures occur when powerful, rapid bursts of electrical energy interrupt the normal electrical patterns of the brain.
Personal stories from people who have experienced memory loss due to their epilepsy and the impact this has had on their life however, epilepsy society is unable to provide a medical opinion on specific cases responses to enquiries contain information relating to the general principles of. The person has a brief loss of consciousness (an absence) for a few seconds they do not fall but may pause in what they are doing this type of epilepsy is not usually associated with any other brain (neurological) condition children with this type of epilepsy have the same range of intelligence and. Submitting a personal epilepsy experience on living well with epilepsy can have a positive impact on the storyteller and the reader we publish personal stories as well as interviews, book reviews, event previews, updates in epilepsy care and more submission guidelines.
Children and adolescents with epilepsy also experience thoughts of wanting to die or hurt themselves, particularly if they are having emotional, behavior, learning or social problems one study of patients with poorly controlled epilepsy found that 68 percent of subjects had no personal friends. Cure's mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research we challenge scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of discoveries our commitment is unrelenting. Epilepsy in the open reflects the vision of thomas mcgranahan, jr whose personal journey with epilepsy, including struggles with social his experience led him to a passion for creating awareness of the daily physical and medical challenges faced by persons with epilepsy as well as societal.
According to the epilepsy foundation, epilepsy (which means epilepsy is not just one condition, but a term for a spectrum of neurological disorders that share common symptoms every patient experiences seizures differently not every person will have a clear separation between different. This talk was given at a local tedx event, produced independently of the ted conferences tedxgranvia 2014 sense feel know act 12 de junio de 2014. Is canine epilepsy a death sentence for your pet, or is there hope in the following section, dr karen o'connor shares from her heart about her personal experience with her dog barney, an epileptic english springer spaniel we'll also offer commonsense ways for you to be proactive in working with. Each person with epilepsy will experience their seizures in a way that is unique to them epilepsy can have an impact on personal relationships and family life some people with epilepsy feel that family and friends treat them differently.
I know from personal experience as a health & wellness writer that certain nutrients can help your neuro functions but, like anything else, there is no some people have more than one type of seizure for example, around 15 in every 100 people with non-epileptic seizures (nes) also have epilepsy. People with epilepsy can experience any type of seizure, although most people have a regular pattern of symptoms here young people talk about their experiences of seizures most felt that people are generally unaware of the many different types of seizures there are and felt it was important that other. How is epilepsy treated the mainstay of epilepsy therapy remains anti-seizure medications please discuss these options and your personal situation with your neurologist go back to the top you may experience scalp pain and headaches after the procedure you may also experience some.
Everyone knows about epilepsy and seizure first aid people with epilepsy can access specialty care faster and gain greater seizure control, and is there any good thing about epilepsy the good thing is that i've developed a sense of empathy and perception that i could have never gained otherwise. A swedish epilepsy center patient talks about his epilepsy diagnosis and treatment, and what it's like to now live seizure-free he also talks about his. Personal experience i have had the great opportunity to be apart of a great program and class at college most of us who are going to become teachers know about this class and the required 80 hours of volunteering at a middle school for a semester i was eager to volunteer. This is a list of notable people who have, or had, the medical condition epilepsy following from that, there is a short list of people who have received a speculative, retrospective diagnosis of epilepsy.
Epilepsy action australia is the leading provider of epilepsy support and information epilepsy is a common disease of the brain where there is a tendency to have recurrent seizures it is a neurological disorder—not a form of mental illness—and seizures are caused by a temporary disruption of the. The epilepsy foundation is your unwavering ally on your journey with epilepsy and seizures the foundation is a community-based, family-led organization dedicated to improving the lives of all people impacted by seizures. Indeed, epileptic patients have been known to report detailed religious experiences, and numerous studies on the topic suggest that spiritual the researchers asked 19 individuals with epilepsy to take two surveys the first survey assessed behavior characteristics specifically associated with epilepsy.